The Best Ways for Families to Explore the Great Smoky Mountains

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 08/09/2019, 12:00 AM

Our guide to exploring the USA's most visited national park—and its surroundings—with your family


It's a Dino-Safari! The Greatest Dinosaur Attractions for Families

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 07/16/2019, 1:00 AM

Bone up on our dinosaur vacation guide for the best dinosaur museums and archeolgoical sites in America and Canada....

Family Cruising: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Cruise Vacations with Kids

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 07/15/2019, 8:15 PM

Here's the only guide to planning megaship vacations with your kids that you'll ever need....

See Cool Gadgets and Test Your Espionage Skills at D.C.’s New Spy Museum

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 05/17/2019, 12:00 AM

The new and improved International Spy Museum, which opened May 12 in Washington, D.C., claims to house “the world’s largest public display of authentic spy tools and gadgets.” Among the clever gizmos lining the walls: a shoe with a hidden microphone, a silver dollar concealing a tiny suicide syringe, a KGB lipstick pistol, and a bunch of other contraptions worthy of James Bond or at least Maxw...

How Families Can Navigate Europe's Trains (and Why They Should)

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 05/16/2019, 12:00 AM

Traveling by train in Europe is convenient, cost-effective, and kid-friendly. Here’s what families need to know about planning trips, purchasing tix, and enjoying the ride.


How Families Can Sit Together on Airplanes

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 04/30/2019, 5:15 PM

Paid seat reservations have turned airline cabins into competitive arenas. If you want to make sure you sit next to your children, you need a survival guide for the battle....

Books, Games, Apps, and Activities to Get Kids Excited About Travel

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 04/03/2019, 1:00 AM

Prepare your children for upcoming vacations by harnessing their innate curiosity and instilling a spirit of exploration that will last a lifetime. 


Top Lake Resort Vacations for Families in the U.S. and Canada

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 03/06/2019, 12:15 AM

These diverse lake destinations and resorts please kids of various ages and families with differing tastes and budgets....

The Best European Cities with Day Trips for Kids

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 02/12/2019, 9:45 PM

These cities in Europe have it all—family appeal and a balanced mix of city and country—and they're ideal for pleasing everyone on a vacation, from children to parents....

The Best Resorts for Families in the Caribbean and the Bahamas

By Candyce H. Stapen

Posted on 01/16/2019, 12:45 AM

Frommer’s chooses our favorite resorts for kids and their parents in the Caribbean and the Bahamas—for every budget....

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